By Gabe Smith
The Bellarmine men’s basketball team has added another player to the roster for the 2017-2018 season.
Chivasrky Corbett, a transfer student from the University of Delaware, has decided to bring his talents to Louisville and become a Knight under Coach Scott Davenport. Corbett who averaged 7.8 points and 3.7 rebounds during his time at Delaware, was hindered by an ACL injury that forced him to medically redshirt last year. He has two years of eligibility left and said that he is looking forward to playing here at Bellarmine
“I needed a place where I could go and play right away and also win and have fun playing the game I’ve always loved,” Corbett said in a press release issued by the University’s athletic department . “So when my high school coach said he knew the coach here at Bellarmine, I looked them up and felt it would be a great fit. I watched some (Bellarmine) games on Synergy, and I loved the [unselfishness] of the guys. I really am looking forward to coming in helping anyway I can and helping this team reach their goal of winning championships.”
Coach Davenport said in a statement released by the university that he knows the kind of opportunity this is for his team to get a player like Corbett on his roster.
“Corbett is a very polished individual on and off the court,” Davenport said in a released statement. “Experience is a great teacher, and he has a wealth of [it].”
After a 32-4 campaign along with a Final Four appearance last year, the Knights are hoping to capture the second national championship in school history at the end of this season.
The Bellarmine University field hockey team added a new player to the roster this season from the Channel Islands, a British-controlled island in the English Channel between England and France.
Junior Daisy Letch attended the University of Birmingham for the past two year,s and she has come to Bellarmine as an exchange student for this year. Letch has played field hockey her entire life and was added to this years’ squad after contacting coach Mark Blankenbaker.
So far, Letch has enjoyed life in Louisville and she says she is looking forward to exploring all the things America has to offer, “The fact that you can go to so many different places in the states and see so many things,” Letch said. “The people [are] a lot more inviting [and] that’s something I really like.
Senior Mary Ringwald said that Letch has been fitting into the team very well so far, “[Daisy] fits in very well. She came onto the field ready to play when she arrived in August, and she provides a great energy at practice,” Ringwald said.
At the end of this school year Letch will go back to Birmingham to finish her degree.
Blankenbaker said he has really liked what he has seen from his new player and that she is fitting in very well on the field.
“The main thing I noticed about Daisy was her maturity and [patience],” Blankenbaker said.